Clarrie Cameron

Clarrie Cameron

Clarrie Cameron is from the Nhanhagardi tribe of Champion Bay, WA. Born into a strong family of Aboriginal rights activists, Clarrie attended Meekatharra Primary School, then Carmel College, in Perth, working on pastoral stations in the holidays, to pay for his education. He worked as a court officer for the Aboriginal Legal Service in the Pilbara. In 1972, he moved back to his grandfather’s country in Geraldton to join the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. At the age of 50, Clarrie completed a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Aboriginal Affairs. Clarrie is a well-respected painter, carver and jewellery maker. He is also a committee member of the Yamatji Language Centre and the Yamatji Marlpa Land and Sea Council.